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Tortoiseshell Perfume Casket and Figural Lute with Papier-Mâché Snuff Box

Item Details

Type Perfume Casket, Jewelry Box, Snuff Box, Figurine
Brand Unknown
Materials Turtle Shell, Mother-of-Pearl, Bone, Metal, Wood, Fabric, Papier-mâché
Marks No Discernible Maker’s Mark
Subject Guitar, Instruments
Period Mid-19th Century, Late 19th/ Early 20th Century, Mid-20th Century
Number of Items 3, 3
Additional Information Snuff box has label with inscription on the underside., Snuff box has label with inscription on the underside.
  • National and international law prohibits the exportation of tortoiseshell. As EBTH follows CITES regulations, bidding must be reserved to residents of the United States, excluding California and New York. Please note that Everything But The House regularly sells items of historical significance and, from time to time, some of these items might be considered controversial in nature. It is the role of Everything But The House to offer these items for sale as sensitively as possible, with equal respect to all. Furthermore, please know that all items sold on our website are legally obtained and offered for sale in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Please note, this item is highly fragile and/or requires custom packing. Additional handling time should be expected.


- wear to seams; hinge broken on snuff box; wear to lining of perfume casket; guitar figurine has losses to inlay, broken strings, and missing tuning key; scratches, scuffs and nicks throughout; surface wear and irregularities throughout; tonal variations; discoloration; residue.


4.0" W x 3.5" H x 2.5" D

- measures jewelry box.

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